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  1. #11

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by calmat View Post
    hello david

    what would you like to see a screenshot of,
    everything is now on flash drive

    regards calmat
    Any error messages.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    What are you upgrading from ?? windows 8 ?? windows 7 ??
    There are several edition downloads - 8.1 - 8.1 Pro - 8.1 SL
    the edition must match you key, otherwise it asks you to supply one
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  3. #13

    hi KYHI

    I am upgrading from windows 8 and want to upgrade to windows 8.1 which is meant to be a free upgrade.
    My computer will not let me get this free upgrade from the store that is why I was advised to use this method.
    The 8.1 downloaded ok on to my flash drive and no errors came up.
    Is this copy on my flash drive no good to me unless i have a product key.
    Do i need a product key for my windows 8 already on my computer or do i need key for windows 8.1, if so how do i get one.

    regards calmat
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  4. #14

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    the upgrade from 8 to 8.1 is a free upgrade..
    If the 8.1 software is asking for a key, that is because the 8.1 edition you downloaded, is not the same as the 8 edition installed on your PC

    download and run this program >

    it will show OEM Key and Edition
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  5. #15

    I agree with Kyhi..

    The KB2917499 was probably a different architecture thus the error, but it's best to upgrade from an iso after confirming which edition of Windows 8 the key belongs to. You can then install windows 8.1 with that key.
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  6. #16

    hi everyone
    I have downloaded and ran the programme, this is it (see attached) what should I do now

    regards CalmatClick image for larger version
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  7. #17

    hi everyone

    this is what I get from the programme you sent, what should I do now

    CalmatClick image for larger version
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  8. #18

    Did you select "Windows 8.1" from the list when you downloaded? If that is correct it should not prompt for a key - but try entering the key anyway and see what it says.

    BTW delete the images showing your key - we just needed the edition.
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  9. #19

    hello everyone

    yes i did select 8.1 on the list.

    what does OEM key and OEM edition mean

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  10. #20

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    do not download window 8.1 Pro
    You PC requires just Windows 8.1

    Click image for larger version
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